Second day learning kitesurfing with the Sognicanarias kite school at El Médano, Tenerife. Unfortunately, the first day I didn’t take the time to learn how my new GoPro Max camera works so ended up with a bunch of useless hyperlapse videos – this time was much better. Read on below for more information about Kitesurfing El Medano Tenerife but first, if you want to book a trip, we have a few options.
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If you’re into snowboarding, I recommend trying kitesurfing. Even this early on, it seems pretty addictive. Once I actually get on the board, I reckon it’ll be a game-changer. First up though, you need to learn kite skills and how to manage it while staying in control.
Your first lesson (2 hours) will be spent mostly on the beach, just learning how the kite works in the wind. Even this is quite addictive. In the second lesson, you’ll take the kite into the water to get used to trying to fly as the waves crash into you. After that, it’s back to the beach again to refresh turning the kite in the wind before heading back into the water to learn how to body drag (essentially flying the kite while lying on the board, presumably to mimic in a safe way the skills you’ll need to use when you finally get to stand on the board).
I’m currently just waiting for the conditions to improve again before heading out for another lesson. Despite it being almost always windy in El Médano, you need the right wind direction to kitesurf safely. Check YouTube for more on this – there are many good videos explaining the importance of wind direction.
Next lesson, I apparently get out properly on the water – actually riding the board. If you enjoy this video, please consider subscribing. It makes making these edits worthwhile – plus you’ll also get a notification when I add more videos. To subscribe to the iRide YouTube channel, please click here.
Meantime, expect more videos sometime soon.
Also, in this no-riding-season, if you’re looking for a review of last winter (the season of Covid) in the French ski and snowboard resort of La Plagne, click here.